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Box CLX-A-353

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Autograph letter signed by William Robertson, 28 February 1791

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0163
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Signed autograph letter from William Robertson, starting with 'Dear Sir', in part about his book on India and offering the sheets of his book to the French publisher he is addressing.

Dates: 28 February 1791

Poyais land grant for 60 acres from Gregor MacGregor, April 1834

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0166
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Grant of 60 acres of land in Poyais given by Gregor MacGregor. The document is signed by MacGregor himself, as well as Hugart Sempill, William M. Peacock, A. Hillary and a fourth person. 'Poyais' was a fictional Central American territory that MacGregor, a Scottish soldier and confidence trickster, claimed to rule as 'Cazique' (leader). Many lost their savings by investing in spurious 'Poyaisian' government bonds and land certificates. The text is in English, with a translation in French.

Dates: April 1834

Two manuscript volumes on Scottish law by John Mein, c 1740-1810

 File — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0169
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Two manuscript volumes on Scottish law. The first one reads 'Treatise on Bills, [written] by John Mein Writer to the Signet'. The manuscript dates from c. 1740 and bears the ink ownership signature of Henry Home, later Lord Kames (1696-1782). The second manuscript just starts with the word 'Case' and describes a series of cases dating from 1760s-1810s.

Dates: c 1740-1810

Textile colour catalogue from Laboratorio de Tintoreria / Esteban Gay, c 1930

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0175
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Catalogue of original samples of threads and fabrics made in Barcelona ca 1930. It is presenting 32 different colour threads and six pieces of printed coloured fabrics. The accompanying descriptive text including chemical formulas is beautifully handwritten.

Dates: c 1930

Photograph of Zoltán Kodály, 1960

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0188/2
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Photograph depicting Hungarian composer and educationalist Zoltán Kodály in 1960, shortly before his death.

Dates: 1960
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Diary of Charles Ross of Greenlaw, 1 January 1795-27 June 1805

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0192
Scope and Contents Manuscript pocket-diary of Charles Ross of Greenlaw, a Scottish surveyor, architect, farmer, nurseryman and gardener near Paisley, with daily weather readings and notes of his activities and health from 1 January 1795 to 27 June 1805. The diary contains some illustrations. Charles Ross was at the forefront of the Agricultural Revolution in South-West Scotland in the second half of the 18th century. His journal reveals that in his late 70s and early 80s he remained physically and socially...
Dates: 1 January 1795-27 June 1805

Typescript by Edward McGegan entitled 'Notes on Patrick Geddes as Man of Action', early 1930s

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0194
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160 pp copy quarto typescript by Edward McGegan.

Dates: early 1930s

Class card, 1860

 Item — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0179
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Printed card signed admitting student R. Little to the Summer Quarter Sessions of Playfair's University in Edinburgh

Dates: 1860

Notes on Diseases of the eyes by A. Robertson, 1887

 File — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/2017-0215
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Manuscript volume of notes of lectures given by Douglas Argyll Robertson at Edinburgh University in 1887. Inscription on endpaper: "Walter H.S. Stalkartt, Edinburgh University, December 1887. Notes on Diseases of the Eyes. (A. Robertson)". Also included is a 16pp. pamphlet by Stalkett, HMS Ajax, on Syphilis, which was loosely inserted in the notebook.

Dates: 1887

Revision notes and examination papers of Edinburgh University medical students, 1936

 File — Box: CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/16-0203
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Handwritten revision notes and examination papers from 3rd year medical students, University of Edinburgh. The documents were enclosed in a copy of the British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1934.

Dates: 1936